10.12.2011-12.12.2011
MATERIAL CONVERSION curated by Maria Lanko, Wyatt Niehaus, Lauren Reid,
Rachel Fox.
Artists: Anjali Alm-Basu, Melanie Bonajo, BORIS+NATASCHA, Manuel Bürger, 
Chris Collins, Felix Experimental Group, Ada van Hoorebeke, Alevtina Kakhidze,
Justin Kemp, Martin Kohout, Ola Lanko, Daniel Michel, Gregor Rozanski,
The Telepathy Project, Mario Asef, Gato Leiras

Material Conversion acts as a survey of transitions in materiality and the value and emphasis that we place on it. This exhibition delineates these values in three parts; space, market, and spirituality.

In all three parts, a bridge is approached regarding tangibility and intangibility. In one regard, the bridge is between an inherent value in an object and the speculative market value assigned to it. A second link is being constructed between physical and nonphysical as these terms are altered because of emerging technologies. A third connection is made between the physical and the non-physical as art objects are produced as a culmination of research based in the practice of séance and spiritualism.

Each exhibition proposes a challenge to assumptions about art-making to the viewer. They attempt to reassess and re-qualify our definition of media, our relationship to economics and commodity and how we define and represent those things that aren’t measurable in our material existence.

Organized by Node Center for Curatorial Studies – Berlin


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